The history of the
existing nowadays group of companies originated from the establishment in 1992
of the closed corporation named The Center for Humanitarian and Business
Cooperation and restructured afterwards into the open joint-stock company.
Mr. Alexander EBRALIDZE is the Director General of The
Center for Humanitarian and Business Cooperation OJSC - the group's parent
company - since 1993.
By special decision of the shareholders’ meeting dated
September 12, 2005, The Center for Humanitarian and Business Cooperation
OJSC changed its name to Taleon
The scope of activity of the group includes different lines,
such as club, hotel, restaurant and gambling industries, concentrated in
general under the aegis of the Taleon
Club. Besides, there is a success in
development of travel industry, juridical consulting, show-business, publishing
activities, security services. The significant element of the group is Constance Bank passed under Taleon OSJC overall control in 2003.
The direction and shareholders of the Company traditionally
attach no small importance to socially significant lines of activity. Thus
since 1997 Saint-Petersburg Law
Academy has been graduating qualified
The most remarkable line of activity of the group
intensively developing in recent years is closely connected with capital
investment projects on reconstruction and restoration of situated in the center
of Saint-Petersburg buildings - monuments of cultural and historical heritage.
This direction is deal with by Taleon OJSC and its affiliated company The Eliseev Palace Hotel LLC which was specially established for this purpose.
In 2001-2003 Taleon OJSC successfully realized the Taleon-2
large-scale capital investment project on reconstruction of the former Eliseev's house. The construction and repair work on
general strengthening of the house footing and walls, on renewal of covering,
utility facilities as well as other necessary operations assured the integrity
of the building during at least next hundred years have been executed. The main
purpose of the reconstruction was to create a unique five-star hotel complex The Eliseev Palace Hotel.
Eliseev Palace Hotel has been renamed into Taleon
Imperial Hotel on January, 1st, 2008.
The restoration of
the mansion formerly owned by Count
Sheremetev at 18 Shpalernaya
Street (the former Íouse of writers named after V.V. Mayakovsky) is ongoing. The fire broken out in 1993 because
of negligence of its "owners" has caused catastrophic damage to the
building. After the fire the anciently luxurious mansion has been destructing
without roof and heating during 7 years. At last in 2001 the building was
conveyed to Taleon OJSC on investment terms.
Thanks to the investor's activity by the time of celebration
of Saint-Petersburg's 300th anniversary the house acquired its
bygone elegant layout. While the work in addition to reinforcement of footing
and walls, renewal of coverings, frame and the roof, a gas boiler room was built.
Inside the building the exterior and interior utilities were changed. An atrium
By now all engineering works on the site are completed and
recreation and restoration of the mansion's historical interiors are in
Taleon OJSC has many-years experience of cooperation
with the Severo-Zapadny bank of Sberbank of Russia, which provided the group with a
substantial part of financing of its investment projects.
In 2005 Taleon OJSC and its affiliate company The Eliseev Palace Hotel LLC proceeded
to the next large-scaled project on enlargement and development of the hotel
complex (Taleon-3 project).
Taleon OJSC is a dynamically developing company with
well-defined goals and specific plans of realization thereof.
Address: 14/15A, Bolshaya Morskaya str., Saint-Petersburg, 191186,
Tel.: +7(812)324-99-55, +7(812)324-99-94, fax:
Director General - Alexander EBRALIDZE.